Skillet Penne with Ground Beef
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
This is a simple pasta dish made on the stove top and it comes together quickly.
8 ounces pasta, penne, whole wheat, uncooked
1 1/2 pounds ground beef, extra lean
2 cups marinara sauce, already prepared, jar or deli
1 cup cheese, mozzarella, low moisture and part skim milk
1/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated
2 carrot(s), finely chopped
Boil a large pot of water over high heat for the pasta and cook according to the package instructions. Place a large skillet over medium high heat. Once hot, lightly spray with cooking oil. Add the ground beef and stir. Crumble the beef as it cooks for about 2 minutes. Drain the oil from the pan and add the finely chopped carrots and stir. Cook for approximately 2 more minutes over medium heat. Add the marinara sauce and stir. Cook over medium heat for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Reserve some of the pasta water to thin the sauce as needed. Drain pasta and add to the sauce with a little of the pasta water if needed. Stir and allow to cook for about 2 minutes. Top with mozzarella cheese and parmesan. Cover and cook on low for 1 to 2 minutes until cheese is melted.
Per Serving About: 390 calories, 11 g fat,4.5 g saturated fat, 34 g protein, 38 g carbohydrates,5 g dietary fiber,560 mg sodium